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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Atlanta Braves get a visit from the Washington Nationals in MLB baseball betting action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Gio Gonzalez for the Washington Nationals on the hill facing Lucas Sims for the Atlanta Braves. Gonzalez brings a 14-7 mark to the game, while Sims is 2-5 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Atlanta Braves as 143 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.8-2.1 result in favor of the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Braves sport a record of 67-82 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 91-59 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Washington injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Atlanta Braves and the No. 13-rated Washington Nationals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Washington Nationals rank No. 4 at 9.15 hits per game. That compares with the Atlanta Braves No. 5 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Atlanta has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Luiz Gohara and the Braves 4-2 on Tuesday at SunTrust Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Atlanta, Thursday, September 21st